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being. >> john kerry was also there in kiev. what were the highlights of his trip? fore flew in and was here three hours. he went to independence square, where he went to the shrine of some of the people that were killed in the violence about a week ago. he then expressed his support for the ukrainian people and the ukrainian government and promised $1 billion of aid. he continued to criticize president putin, saying that the hol whole world understood what he was doing and he would not get away with it. that was it. he is now flying off to paris. >> ryan chilcote joining us on the phone. secretary of state kerry' to kiev was designed to show support for the ukrainian government. >> i am pleased to say that this package includes an immediate $1 billion in a loan guarantee to support ukrainian recovery. we return to work with the treasury department of the nine states and with others to lay out a broader, more copper has a plan. >> exactly how much is that going to help? let's turn to michael mckee. is this just a drop in the bucket? >> there's less here than meets the eye. at
in ukraine. she will be traveling with secretary of state john kerry later this evening to kiev. what has been the u.s.'s reaction to russia's actions? >> we have seen at the highest levels, with over the weekend resin obama having that 90 minute phone call with president putin. today vice president item -- biden spoke to the prime , and also threatened increasing double monica, i economic isolation of russia to go forward -- diplomatic and economic isolation. we saw john kerry using big words, and the state department spokesperson today said that the u.s. would hold russia responsible for anything that goes wrong in crimea. the problem is, what can the u.s. do about it? >> what is the likely u.s. response to be, is military action likely? >> it is very unlikely. you are have not even heard, even when president obama said that russia would suffer the consequences of these actions, he never raised the threat of military force. and even though secretary kerry has said that all options are on the table, he admitted openly yesterday that nobody wants military action. even john mccain, usually
that one pair finally, paris, where secretary kerry was meeting earlier in the day with a russian foreign minister minister and then met with foreign minister of france. trying to find an agreement. this is the first face-to-face meeting with secretary kerry and the russian foreign minister. two jobs. once you convince russians to hold out forces in ukraine and secondly to try to convince foreign ministers to sit down for face-to-face talks with the cranium foreign minister. those two sides have not had talks at all. seven minutes ago, the foreign minister of russia left though the and was asked if he had just seen his ukrainian counterpart and he looked at the reporter and said, who is that. that is because he does not regard the ukrainian foreign minister as legitimate. he said no talks and walked away. >> ryan, thank you. for more on the ukraine, i am byned from washington resident fellow on international security at the atlantic council, he focuses on nato, transatlantice crisis. welcome. thank you for your time today. west shouldthe serve a two-pronged approach by giving support to t
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